The Drôme is an ideal destination for a relaxing or active holiday. Discover delicious locale produce and enjoy fun activities with your partner, family or friends. The Drôme is a beautiful French department with its varied landscape.
The department is named after the famous Drôme river, a tributary of the Rhône. The Drôme, where the Alps and Provence meet. The lavender fields, olive groves and fields of sunflowers gives it its wonderful Provencal charm.
Your stay in the Drôme will be synonymous with pleasure and relaxation. The capital of this department, Valence is a beautiful city where you can enjoy shopping but also enjoy the nightlife. For dinner, we recommend you go to La Syrah, a restaurant in a modern setting, where they serve delicious authentic dishes. At sunset, Valence also offers many possibilities for a vibrant nightlife for all ages.
For shoe lovers, know that the shoe museum in Romans is a must! In this museum, you will learn about the history of shoes and you will enjoy exclusive models from around the world. This visit inspired you? Enjoy the many shoe stores found in the city. Stroll through one of the many markets in the Drôme and experience the cosy atmosphere.
For the sportsman, the Drôme is the perfect place to stay. You can practice many water sports and sports in the nature. From gentle walks to cycling in the mountains, everything is possible. The River Drôme is ideal for canoeing. You can also go abseiling, climbing or rafting. Rather heigher up? Note that you can also go paragliding and see the department from a different point of view!
Throughout the year, many attractions are proposed in the Drôme department. The Winter Music Festival is very popular for music lovers, there are also the carnival in Romans and the festival of Valence d'un Jour is entirely dedicated to animation. In July, the International Guitar Festival is not to be missed.
For families, we recommend you go to the Drôme des Collines, an amusement park with fun exhibits on the wonderful world of gnomes and an enchanted forest where you can picnic. Daredevils can head to the crocodile farm in Pierrelatte. Besides crocodiles, you will see lizards, giant tortoises and tropical birds.
Delicious food and drinks can be found in the best restaurants of the department, such as restaurant Philip Liversain or La Petite France. You can taste ravioli with meat, fish or Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage, a blue-green cheese that is eaten with nut bread. Do not forget to taste the traditional nougat of Montelimar. You will find many candy stores, a real paradise for gourmands!